Queen Mary, Long Beach

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1126 Queensway Drive (562) 435-3511

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    Queen Mary Ticket Office

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 29, 2013

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    Favorite thing: We knew what we wanted to see so we checked at the office incase they had different packages and they did that day that are not on the website or their normal pricing board. We purchased the Queen Passport and it included Aquarium of the Pacific. Plus we payed maybe a little more tickets for the Diana Pricess Collection as a much reduced cost their web site or ticket office pirces. It was all worth it! Glad we got the tickets all ready for the Aquarium because the lines were long to get tickets.

    INCLUDES:
    Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour
    Explore the decks of the legendary Queen Mary, includes Audio Headset Tour
    (based on availability)
    Ghosts & Legends Show
    Queen Mary Story, Museum & Historic Exhibits

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    'Are we on course'?....

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When we visited the Queen Mary we pulled into the car park, which was very full with lots of huge trailers and lorries, people milling about, and cables everywhere.

    When we actually got on board it was the same, and then we saw the camera crews.

    We were then told that they were filming the tv programme 'The X Files'!!!!

    They didnt want us as extras though!! :-)

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    Queen Mary

    by Herwig1961 Written Nov 30, 2008

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    Favorite thing: I haven`t been at the Queen Mary.But it looked very impressive from the roundwalk at the harbour.The Queen Mary has a long history,played a role in the 2nd world war.Today it is a hotel and visitor attraction and can be visited.

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    Father Roberto Pirrone Models

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 29, 2013

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    Favorite thing: These larger awesome models are wonderfully done. Please take the time to look at all of them. So much talent and care was put into creating all of them.

    The Rivals & Running Mates display aboard the Queen Mary contains cutaway models of teh Titanic, Lusitania and the Normandie built by Father Robert Pirrone. He is a native California and has always lived in the Los Angeles area. From 7 years of age he began building models houses with interiors. In high school he saw a drawing of the Titanic's Grand Staircase, which led him to begin building a half model of that ship in 1972 at the age of 15. During this time che met Ken Marschall, who provided plans and photos of the ship. After several revisions the model was completed and placed on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in 1977. Soon after this he was contacted by the Los Angeles Children's Museum and asked to build a model ship so that children could see how one was constructed. Plans for the Lusitania, again donated by Ken Marschall, brought this model into being. In 1981 Roberto entered the St. John's Seminary in Camarillo and in 1988 he was ordained a Catholic priest. Work on the Normandie model began in his first parish assignment, St Finbar's in Burbank. With only one day a week to work on it, the model took 16 years and over 6,400 hours to completed and was finished in Noveber of 2004.

    In July of 2003 the Titanic and Lusitania models moved to their new berth on the Queen Mary, with the Normandie following in December of 2005.

    1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach
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    Queen Mary Museum

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    The Immortal Chaplains Memorial and Sanctuary

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 29, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Onboard tucked away is a memorial dedicated to four Chaplains, Father John Washington (Catholic), Reverend Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed), Rabbi Alexander Goode (Jewish) and Rev. George Fox (Methodist) of different faiths gave up their life jackets to other men even though they knew the ship was sinking fast and it would mean their deaths. On February 3, 1943 a submarine U-223 fired torpedoes, and hit the midsection of the U.S. Army Dorchester, which was a troopship carrying 900 men on board. After 18 minutes and many explosions, these brave Chaplains were last seen standing arm in arm and praying. 700 men lost their lives during this event.

    1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach
    (562) 435-3511
    Queen Mary Museum

    You have to see this video The Immortal Chaplains

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    Celebrities & Queen Mary

    by Yaqui Written Aug 29, 2013

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    Favorite thing: I appreciate all kinds of areas of history. The golden days of Hollywood to me was grand and for me the glamor was different compared to today's celebrities. I so enjoyed this mural. It is all the celebrities that once stayed on the Queen Mary during its glory years of travel.

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    Queen Mary Museum

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    'Ahoy there Captain!........

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Joe at the controls

    Favorite thing: Although not cruising the seas any longer the Queen Mary is nevertheless a beautiful ship, attracting many tourists, and well worth a visit.

    There are staterooms preserved how they were when the ship was launched.

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    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: You'd never believe Long Beach is this beautiful until you actually come here. Really.

    Come along with me as we experience the awesome sensations found only in fairy tales. We'd board a historic ship aptly called - the 'Queen Mary' and relive portions of it's haunted(??) past.... Gaze at those commonly threatening marine life through a comforting glass barrier (phew!).... And surround ourselves with art and culture through its magical exhibits and colorful fiestas.

    How can anyone not enjoy living here?

    Ah, living la vida loca!

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    Charles Walter David, Jr. Stewards-Mate 1st Class

    by Yaqui Written Feb 1, 2014
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    Favorite thing: Located along the walls of the "The Immortal Chaplains" Chapel is a story of how Charles Walter David, Jr., Stewards-Mate First Class sacrifice his life to save others.

    United States Coast Guard
    Charles W. David, Jr. served on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Comanche (WPG-76) during World War II. On February 3, 1943, as one of three cutters protecting Convoy SG 19 on its way to Greenland, the Comanche came to the aid of survivors of the U.S. Army troop transport Dorchester after it was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-223. Among the 675 men who died on the Dorchester that day were the Immortal Four Chaplains, four Army chaplains who removed their own life jackets and gave them to frightened young soldiers who had appeared on deck. The chaplains did not survive in the frigid waters 90 miles from the coast of Greenland, but 227 men did.

    David volunteered to help rescue those in the water who were still alive. Wearing a newly devised “rescue retriever,” a heavy rubber suit to which a line was attached, David repeatedly dived overboard to pull men from the icy North Atlantic. One of the lives he saved was that of the Comanche’s own Executives Officer, LT Langford Anderson, who was himself attempting to save survivors. Anderson had been grabbed by a Dorchester survivor and was unable to break the frantic man’s grip. David, a very strong man, was able to separate them and rescue both.

    On February 4, the Comanche delivered the Dorchester’s 277 survivors to the 188th Station Hospital located at the Army’s new Command Base, designated Bluie West I, at Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland. David was also admitted to the hospital after he contracted pneumonia from his ordeal in the water. Despite the doctor’s best efforts, and after having fought his illness for more than six weeks, David’s condition worsened and he died on March 26, 1943. He was buried at the base cemetery at Narsaruaq, along with 13 others from the Dorchester. In 1947, all 14 bodies were returned to the United States. David is now buried in Section H, site 7800 at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. He was posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his bravery. In 1999, on the recommendation of his fellow Coast Guardsman and friend from the Comanche, Richard Swanson, David received the Award for Humanity from the Immortal Chaplains Foundation.

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    1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach

    (562) 435-3511
    
Queen Mary Museum
    The Immortal Chaplains Chapel

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    'This is the life'!!!

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Disney Corporation bought the Queen Mary in 1988 but in 1992 she reverted back to the City of Long Beach.

    She is a hotel with 365 staterooms, 12 decks, restaurants, shops and a chapel.

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    Although this photo is dark,...

    by bugalugs Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Thr Propeller

    Favorite thing: Although this photo is dark, it is the original propeller which is still attached to the ship, and also still in working order.

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